International Year of Sound 2020-2021

Sound and Society

Sound is omnipresent in our lives. Some sounds are useful, some are enjoyable. Some sounds are intrusive, some are hazardous

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Update IYS — 16 June 2021

Student Competitions Updates

IYS International Student Competition – Evaluation Phase

Public vote open

Entries have now been received from students worldwide and the evaluation phase has begun.

Students of primary schools were asked to produce drawings inspired by the motto of IYS 2020 “Importance of Sound for Society and the World” and, possibly, by melody and refrain of the song “The Sound of The World”. Students of high schools were asked to write a stanza of 4 verses (lines) in their mother tongue and/or in English, inspired by the melody and the refrain of the song “The Sound of The World” as well as by the motto of IYS 2020 “Importance of Sound for Society and the World”.

The evaluation phase will proceed between 15 June and 15 July 2021. Everyone is invited to participate, as evaluation is comprised of an expert jury component and an open web component. Everyone can leave a like to his/her favourite drawing and stanza (1 person = 1 vote) on the official facebook page @IYS2020

Here are the direct links to the albums related to each competition category:

We look forward to your participation.


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